1 in 4 CSU students is First Generation At CSU, a First Generation student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree. We know that celebrating First Generation students isn’t enough. The mission of the First Generation University Initiative is to help them succeed. When our First Generation students succeed We Succeed #ProudToBeFirstGen For some First Generation students, attending and graduating from CSU is more than the standard achievement. It's a chance for a better life. It's higher lifetime earnings It's lower unemployment It's a landmark moment in their story I’m representing something greater than myself, and that’s a cool experience. Dominic Martinez Read Dominic's Story We’re committed to First Generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.